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Tyrone enjoy trip to Tipp as they prove too strong for Premier

The Red Hand pulled away in the second period.

Tempers flare between both sets of players.
Tempers flare between both sets of players.
Image: Ken Sutton/INPHO

Tyrone 0-19

Tipperary 0-7

- Jackie Cahill reports from Semple Stadium, Thurles

TIPPERARY WERE HANDED a harsh footballing lesson by Tyrone in this afternoon’s All-Ireland SFC round 3B qualifier at Semple Stadium.

Mickey Harte’s visitors ran out comprehensive 12-point winners in Thurles to book their place in round 4B.

It was a dreadful second half for Tipp as they were outscored by 0-1 to 0-12.

Tipp also had sub Liam Casey sent off within two minutes of coming on, for a stamp on Colm Cavanagh, and Ciaran McDonald was black-carded.

Tipp also had seven players booked in an encounter that threatened to boil over before half-time as players from both sides became involved in scuffles.

That seemed to help Tyrone more as they emerged after the break to blow Tipp away in the second half, despite playing against the breeze.

Free-takers Darren McCurry and Connor McAliskey finished with five points each but the Cavanagh brothers, Sean and Colm, were both excellent, along with Peter Harte.

For Tipp, this is a major setback after running Kerry to six points in the Munster semi-final, followed up by a 21-point victory over Louth last weekend.

Tyrone flattered to deceive against Meath but this was a much improved display from the Ulster men.

They were 0-7 to 0-6 clear at half-time before unloading with ferocity on Tipp in the second half.

The hosts managed just one point in the entire second half – a 66th minute Kevin O’Halloran free – as Tyrone turned up the heat.

And yet the sides were level at 0-4 apiece by the 19th minute as Tipp recovered from falling three points down to level.

O’Halloran was in good form from placed balls but Tipp were finding it difficult to break through the massed Tyrone ranks.

Mickey Harte’s men packed bodies behind the ball and broke with pace when they had the opportunities to do so.

And once they got into their stride in the second half, they were simply too good for Division 3 opponents.

Scorers for Tipperary: Kevin O’Halloran 0-5 (4f, 1 45), Michael Quinlivan & Robbie Kiely 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tyrone: Darren McCurry (3f) & Connor McAliskey (3f) 0-5 each, Sean Cavanagh & Mattie Donnelly 0-3 each, Peter Harte 0-2, Conal McCann 0-1.

Tipperary

1. Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)

7. Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers)

3. Paddy Codd (Killenaule)

2. Ciaran McDonald (Aherlow)

5. Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)

23. Robbie Kiely (Arravale Rovers)

10. Brian Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty)

6. Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers)

8. Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens)

17. Ger Mulhair (Arravale Rovers)

26. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)

15. Philip Austin (Borrisokane)

13. Kevin O’Halloran (Portroe)

14. Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials)

11. Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen)

Subs:

18. Jason Lonergan (Commercials) for Sweeney (39)

12. Liam Casey (Cahir) for O’Brien (54)

4. Jimmy Feehan (Killenaule) for McDonald (b/c 59)

19. Barry Grogan (Aherlow) for Austin (61)

22. Brian Mulvihill (Moyle Rovers) for O’Riordan (65)

20. Colm O’Shaughnessy (Ardfinnan) for Mulhair (67)

Tyrone

1. Niall Morgan (Edendork)

2. Aidan McCrory (Errigal Ciarán)

3. Ronan McNamee (Aghyaran)

4. Cathal McCarron (Dromore)

5. Ronan McNabb (Dromore)

6. Joe McMahon (Omagh)

7. Peter Harte (Errigal Ciarán)

8. Colm Cavanagh (Moy)

9. Mattie Donnelly (Trillick)

10. Tiernan McCann (Killyclogher)

11. Mark Bradley (Killyclogher)

24. Conor Meyler (Omagh)

13. Darren McCurry (Edendork)

14. Sean Cavanagh (Capt., Moy)

15. Connor McAliskey (Clonoe)

Subs:
21.Conall McCann (Killyclogher) for McCurry (52)

26. Barry Tierney (Omagh) for Meyler (58)

17. Conor Clarke (Omagh) for C Cavanagh (61)

25. Ronan O’Neill (Omagh) for Bradley (61)

22. Padraig McNulty (Dungannon) for Harte (63)

23. Cathal McShane (Owen Roe O’Neill’s) for McAliskey (67)

Referee: David Gough (Meath)

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